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Man wanted in Spanaway gang killing caught in Atlantic city, N.J. (Tacoma, WA): A man sought in an apparent gang-related killing last month has been arrested after being found sleeping on the couch at his father's home in Atlantic City, N.J., Pierce County officials said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 29, 2005
Chicago police say white T-shirt is new gang symbol (Chicago, IL): Forget all that talk about gang colors. Police in Chicago say the plain white T-shirt is the latest in gang-member attire.
Source: WQAD 8 News Date: August 29, 2005
Feds arrest 30 members of gang (Rome, GA): Thirty members of a gang alleged to have distributed drugs and charged with at least five murders in the past year were arrested over the weekend by federal agents, the U.S. attorney announced this afternoon in Rome.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 29, 2005
Gang statistics flawed (Aurora, CO): Getting a clear picture of the metro area's current gang problem isn't easy. Aurora police Lt. Jim Welton, head of the multiagency Metro Gang Task Force, sees a "cyclical" problem that is difficult to assess because of inaccurate or indifferent record keeping.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: August 29, 2005
Statute first used against Mafia now Is key in fighting gangs (Maryland): The federal racketeering case brought against the violent Mara Salvatrucha gang in Maryland last week is the latest in a string of prosecutions across the country employing a legal weapon originally devised to take down Mafia crime families.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 28, 2005
Drug gangs have plagued Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT): Drug gangs have plagued Bridgeport, like many other urban areas, in the past decade. Many of the killings in Bridgeport in the early 1990s, when homicide rates soared to more than 60 a year, were considered drug-related.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: August 28, 2005
The making of a gang member (Los Angeles, CA): The crime rate in Los Angeles and the nation as a whole continues to creep downward, but alarm about gang-related crime is on the rise again: During L.A.'s spring mayoral campaign, accusations flew about which candidate would be "soft" on gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 28, 2005
Taking to the mall to loosen gangs' grip (Prince William County, VA): Mapavi, a local nonprofit organization newly focused on combating Latino gangs in the region, has decided to go where the teenagers are: the mall.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 28, 2005
Gang activity emerging in Flagler County (Flagler County, FL): The list of crimes reads like the rap sheet of a seasoned convict: sexual battery, auto theft, burglary. These aren't offenses being committed only by hardened criminals, but by youths who are members of gangs in Flagler County.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: August 28, 2005
Residents peel eyes to fight crime (Carpentersville, IL): The gang graffiti on the gazebos was one of the first signs there was a problem. Reports of people rummaging in trash bins raised more concern.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 28, 2005
Two stabbed outside Alisal High (Salinas, CA): Two teenage boys were stabbed outside of Alisal High School on Friday afternoon, weeks after a fence used to protect students from violent attack was taken down.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 27, 2005
Schools take measures to counter gangs (Durham, NC): Following a summer that brought several high-profile teen shootings, Triangle schools are starting this academic year focusing on keeping kids safe and gang activity out.
Source: The News & Observer Date: August 27, 2005
MS-13 suspects had local charges (Prince George's and Montgomery County, MD): Early on a sunny spring afternoon two years ago, five young men walked up to Noel B. Gudiel on a residential street in Langley Park and asked if he was with Vatos Locos, a clique affiliated with MS-13, the Latino street gang.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 27, 2005
Test program targets gangs (San Jacinto, CA): Suppress, intervene, prevent. A multi-approach pilot project in San Jacinto could become the model for anti-gang youth programs throughout Riverside County.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: August 27, 2005
DVD purports to show gang life in Roanoke (Roanoke, VA): An angry-looking man in a white T-shirt holds up a large golden medallion hanging around his neck. It is marked with the letters SW and an image of Jesus Christ.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: August 27, 2005
Fort Wainwright soldiers indicted in fatal shooting (Fairbanks, AK): Three soldiers based at Fort Wainwright have been indicted on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 25-year-old Fairbanks man.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: August 27, 2005
Gang attire in schools? (Sampson County, NC): During the Sampson County Board of Education meeting Monday night, the board's chairman ended the meeting by bringing the board's attention to the student dress code.
Source: Clinton Sampson Independent Date: August 27, 2005
Possible gang shooting leaves one dead (Washington, DC): A deadly shooting in the Adelphi area of Prince George's County has left one person dead, News 4 reported on Friday.
Source: NBC 4 News Date: August 27, 2005
19 suspected members of MS-13 gang are indicted (Maryland): Nineteen men have been indicted on federal racketeering charges in the most aggressive legal assault in the Washington region on a Latino street gang believed by police to be responsible for a growing list of violent crimes.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 26, 2005
16-year-old slain near home (Rialto, CA): A teenager was gunned down in front of his home Wednesday night as he helped his pregnant friend load a baby stroller into a car.
Source: The Sun Date: August 26, 2005
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